I am in the big city tonight. Hanging out with a friend. Last week when we were talking she was going on about the tap room scene in the twin cities area. This was something I was not yet aware of. Tap rooms are sort of like a brew pub, but without the fit and finish. Case in point, The Harriet Brewing Company at 3036 Minnehaha Ave in Minneapolis.
Its funny. Sort of like song lyrics you hear wrong ("Have you Seen Lorraine?" springs to mind) I somehow got it into my mind that Brian Bethke was doing a show with Stacy Hamilton, lead singer and chief metal-chick of the hard rocking band Marked 4 Deletion. Now I see lots of music. So when I hear about notably strange match ups, to which this would certainly qualify, I am totally there.
It was a veritable plethora of music to be had this night in Chippewa Falls. Five bars with bands and us with only one night. We landed ourselves first into the James Sheeley House. But, the band that was playing when we drove by the front window was on break by the time we got the minivan parked and walked ourselves through the door. So, we elected to move on.
It was a great night out, weather-wise. Maybe the last night of warm weather for this year. The crowd showed it. It was a packed, don't call the fire marshall, sized crowd that was jammed shoulder to shoulder into Every Buddy's Bar & Grill to see Three Lakes, Wisconsin based, 4th Floor on stage. It was that way all night until the last song. Let me tell you what, 4th Floor didn't disappoint!